Thursday, November 17, 2011

My heart beets for beans!

I (with a lot of help from friends) have been shelling beans like MAD! 
I grew a nice variety this year: black, red, and speckled. Shelling is a bit tedious, but man, are they beautiful!

Also, Kim Grace (the school chef) found this funny little beet in the shape of a heart! 

Sunday, November 13, 2011

food + science = art? yes!

Now that things are slowing down for the season, I have more time to not only write blog posts, but read them too... which also means passing on cool stuff to all of you! 

I have to share these beautiful photos of various foods - under a microscope. I had some fun trying to guess what some of them are. (Some are obvious... and some are simply stunning!)


Sunday, November 6, 2011

farm tour (with photos!)

A few weeks ago we had a CSA member potluck to gather together, enjoy food, talk about the season, etc. After the meal we headed out into the fields for a tour of the gardens and to look at what's to come next season. 
Here are some photos Jenny, TCS director + CSA member, took:

One of our really productive crops this year was beans, both fresh and drying. While all that's left of the fresh beans is whatever is in the freezer, the drying beans are in the greenhouse - drying! 

 Also in the greenhouse (and the new high tunnel) are greens! Little lettuces, big radishes, arugula, spinach, and chard - oh my!

Speaking of radishes, how about a sample?!

Out in the fields, there are some things to be seen: new no-till beds, Brussels sprouts, and kale. There is also lettuce, being protected by some row cover, of course.  

Although the CSA season has ended for 2011, I am still growing over here. Weekly harvests on Thursdays of kale, lettuce, chard, arugula, and whatever else is toughing out cold nights and soaking up daily sunshine!

I am really excited to see how the winter goes and I look forward to next year's summer growing season, too.